Alain Soral reacts to Aymeric Chauprade
"Philosopher" Alain Soral has become famous primarily for his hatred of Jews, Israel and America; his friendship with humorist Dieudonné; and his connection in 2007 to the presidential campaign of the Front National. A Marxist, who claims he has renounced Marxism, but who interprets events in terms of class struggle, he advised Marine Le Pen to run a campaign based on inclusiveness, using posters showing presidential candidate Jean-Marie Le Pen smiling broadly while holding hands with children of many hues, in a misbegotten attempt to turn the FN into a party of multiculturalism and economic egalitarianism. The campaign was a disaster; Le Pen did not even get ten percent of the vote; Marine Le Pen was held accountable for the loss; she and Soral went their separate ways (or so we thought). He was from 2007 to 2009 a member of the FN.
Soral's ideology consists of a mixture of right-wing morality (for example he claims he is against homosexual marriage, and he has written extensively against feminism) and left-wing socialism, brewed together with a large dose of Jew-hatred, anti-capitalism, and anti-Americanism. He cleverly mixes his dislike of female immorality with his preference for Islam, saying for example that he prefers the Islamic veil to the thongs worn by today's young girls.
The following excerpt on feminism (from Wikipedia) is good example of how one could be fooled into thinking Soral had valuable insights:
- Alain Soral argues that women have always worked (in trade or agriculture, for example). To him, feminism was invented by tiring of their role as mothers. Soral distinguishes two types of feminism: that of the "flippées" ("freaked-out") such as Simone de Beauvoir, and that of the "pétasses" ("bitches") like Élisabeth Badinter. Soral claims that the most problematic inequality is not between men and women, but between rich and poor, and that feminists, who generally come from the upper classes of society, attempt to distract attention from this struggle.
(He is not entirely wrong. It was the wealthy pampered feminists, who are all leftists, who influenced women of lesser means, and helped to destroy the family unit that holds society together.)
In another mix-up he claims that Islam is not a threat but is exploited by capitalists so they can plunder Muslim countries.
Whether he deliberately mixes ideologies in order to appear to have a comprehensive world-view, or is so shackled to Marxism that he cannot see beyond the wall he has built around himself no one can say. But my strong feeling is that Alain Soral is to be avoided at all costs, and it will always be to Marine Le Pen's detriment that she entertained the notion of using his services.
He is still giving advice to the Front National as head of a "think tank" called Égalité et Réconciliation. Below, wearing a "goy" tee-shirt, he lashes out vituperatively at Aymeric Chauprade, who recently posted an eight-part manifesto urging France to stop immigration, to cease regarding Israel as an enemy, and to take measures to protect the country from Sunni Muslim violence. Many of you read my translation of this document. (Note that two commercials precede the main feature.)
- I think Chauprade hired a lawyer because I called him a son of a b… Now, before the camera, Chauprade, you're a son of a b… You organized a dinner in order to meet me and tell me that you were 100% in agreement with me and that you wanted to be elected deputy (in the EU Parliament) for the Front National in order to infuse the FN with a foreign policy that was intelligent and really patriotic. We (meaning Égalité et Réconciliation) helped you get elected, we posted tracts for you in Saint-Denis. Chauprade was elected in the districts where we have a great deal of influence. Then in August, behind everyone's back, including the Front National's, he produced a text on submission to Zionism and on support for the notion of a clash of civilizations. It's a total betrayal of his own ideas that he has been expressing for years. He was removed from the Defense Ministry because he dissented from the official version on 9/11. The whole implementation of the clash of civilizations, in practical terms, after the neo-conservative theories, is 9/11. Until the day before yesterday Chauprade produced analyses that invalidate his current position. We must consider this to be high treason. Normally when a guy is elected and does not keep his promises he is removed from office and from the party. Not only did he betray the promises he made to us at that dinner - when he said "Soral is one of us" - you can also see a video from 2012.
Note: The following passage from a 2012 video are words uttered by Aymeric Chauprade:
"Logically there is someone who ought to be happy this evening, that is Alain Soral. Someone who has understood completely the profound forces of history, the ones that our good 'bourgeois Westerner' refuses to see, so blinded is he by the red flags that the 'main stream media' waves in his face. So listen to him and read him. We do not necessarily use the same words (so much the better) but our thoughts are in harmony. Aymeric Chauprade, March 5, 2012."
Note: The "red flags" seem to refer to provocative news stories that distract the viewer from thinking about things of greater substance. The French expression originates in bullfighting. I am guessing at its meaning.
Returning to Alain Soral:
He totally betrayed me. He is putting me in danger because we campaigned for him. If the people who voted for him, who voted for the FN: Muslims, Muslim patriots, people who have confidence in me, if they think that I am his accomplice, this piece of garbage called Chauprade puts me in danger of death, because if I were such a bastard I would deserve to be punished. And so I say "Chauprade you're a son of a b…" I would like to see you face to face. You're a traitor to your own ideas, and you create problems for the Front National insinuating privately that you have seduced Marine Le Pen and that you are her lover, which is scandalous. At a dinner with people you are trying to manipulate you claim to be 'national socialist' and they have to calm you …. (passage not clear). It's not over, we have to work until he's removed from the FN, and if he's not removed, and I say this clearly, Chauprade is responsible for Égalité et Réconciliation separating itself completely from the Front National and going on its own as a political party. Enough is enough. Do not vote for the Front National. We haven't finished with this guy whom I took for someone serious, who's just a piss-ass with spectacles and a briefcase, dreaming of starting wars with a map and toy soldiers in front of him. Chauprade, you haven't heard the last from me.
Soral is an attention-seeking hothead. A failed writer, a failed movie-maker, a failed political advisor, he has only Dieudonné and the Muslims on his side, except for those drawn to him for his Marxist beliefs, his desire to see France become part of the Caliphate, and his renegade appearance.
However, it is possible he helped get Chauprade elected by convincing Muslim voters that the FN was antisemitic. If this is true, Soral is unhinged, or he's getting even with the FN for having him removed as a member of the central committee.
As for Chauprade, my feeling is still "wait and see". I know nothing of his private life. I only know his manifesto marked a surprising change from the usual political platforms, especially his recognition that deportation of Muslims is not out of the question. A reminder that he was fired from the Defense Ministry for suggesting that Bush and Mossad planned the 9/11 attacks in order to start a war against Muslims. His recent manifesto took a much more guarded approach, saying that the attacks were probably the result of a collaboration between two "deep states", the U.S. and Saudi Arabia, a slight improvement, but not much. Either Chauprade is sincerely modifying his earlier views or he is, as some claim, an opportunist. At any rate, he sounds good.
Chauprade answers Soral in a fifteen-minute video (below) for French readers that is too long to translate now. In the video he remains very calm and justifies his manifesto saying that he tried to be balanced and above all realistic about what can be accomplished. He says that those that seek a perfect society will never rule.
Original source: François Desouche